Canada is one of the countries where government allocates impressive funds to finance the educational segment. That is why all educational institutions are equipped at a very high level, from schools to universities. Each of these institutions has the most modern technical equipment: interactive whiteboards, high-tech laboratories, comfortable residences - and that's not all! The territory of almost every private school occupies several tens of square meters, where there is a park for walking, several sports grounds, and in general there is all necessary infrastructure.
Since Canada officially has two languages - French and English, all educational programs in private schools are usually taught in one of them. In addition, Canadian institutions of secondary education are famous for the fact that over the past few years they have 100% rate in admission to leading universities and colleges in Canada and the the United States.
Canada is very popular as an English-speaking country for receiving education among foreign students, because for them all comfortable conditions have been created, from the admission process to the actual education. There are almost 2,000 private educational institutions. With such a variety of schools, it is rather difficult to make the right choice. In this case, ranking lists of the best institutions in the country, that are each year compiled by various research centers, can help.
SMAPSE experts will tell you about schools that are included in the list of the best institutions in the rankings of different research centers. Private schools, which will be taken further, are also considered the most popular among foreign students. Annually, more than 70,000 children, schoolchildren and teenagers from different countries come to Canada to receive secondary education.
So, here is a list of the most popular educational institutions in Canada, which are included in TOP-30 private schools in the country:
- Appleby College
- Albert College
- Ashbury College
- Bodwell High School
- Braemar College
- Brookes Shawnigan Lake
- Bronte College
- Glenlyon Norfolk School
- Hudson College
- Hillfield Strathallan College
- Lakefield College School
- London International Academy
- Pickering College
- Princeton Academy
- Queen Margaret's School
- Red Mountain Academy
- Ridley College
- Rosseau Lake College
- Shawnigan Lake School
- St. John's-Ravenscourt School
- St. Michaels University School
- Stanstead College
- Trafalgar Castle School
- Trinity College School
All listed schools are prestigious and advanced private schools in Canada, where students are accepted from the age of 11-13, in the middle classes of the secondary school. In each of these TOP institutions, students are well prepared for entering a high school - according to 2016, the percentage of graduates who entered colleges or universities that year is 100%.
A separate issue, of course, is the cost of studying in these popular institutions. And here the formation of prices is influenced by quite a few indicators that will vary from one school to another. For example, the daily form of education or boarding, mixed type of school or separate, etc. On average, the annual cost of studying at a Canadian boarding school ranges from 20,000-30,000 to 40,000-60,000 Canadian dollars ($CAD).
This price usually includes accommodation in the school campus in a comfortable residence, full board, the educational process, sports (some types are paid separately), as well as extracurricular program (entertainment, sightseeing trips, etc). The student will also need to pay for tickets separately (to the place of study and back), the school's registration fee and possible pocket expenses.
How can a foreign student enter leading Canadian schools? First of all, it should be noted that staff in all Canadian schools are quite strict about the performance of students and carefully monitors the success of each student. Therefore, for productive learning all foreign students are advised to know at least one of the state languages at a level above the average.
Another important point that will require a certain amount of time is the preparation of the documents necessary to admission. The application should be sent no later than 8-9 months before the start of the school year. Admission commissions of schools usually begin to consider all sent applications not less than three months before the start of the educational process. When transferring to a foreign school in Canada, we also recommend that in addition to the language preparation of the student, attention be paid to the academic, since for further admission to the sought-after specialties at the university, the student will need to have in-depth knowledge of a certain set of profile disciplines.
With regard to the application, to enter a private school in Canada, a foreign student needs to prepare and present to the admissions committee a report card for the last 2-3 years, a certificate of successful completion of one of the language proficiency tests (usually SSAT or CAT, TOEFL or IELTS). Also, the candidate will need recommendation letters from teachers of the previous school, as well as a motivation letter from the student. In addition, some schools additionally conduct a personal interview with each candidate.